The GSA Administrator is required to collect and report agency travel data for Premium Class Travel, Senior Federal Travel, and Business and Relocation Travel Reporting Information Profile (also known as TRIP). GSA developed guidelines detailing the authorities to collect data from agencies, which assures compliance. GSA requires agencies to submit the data into the GSA Travel Reporting Tool.
Premium Class Travel Report (PCTR)
The Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), Part 300-70 Agency Reporting Requirements establishes the requirement that federal agencies report the use of premium class travel accommodations by their federal employees while on official travel. The data is collected annually and reported to GSA by November 30th.
Senior Federal Traveler Report (SFTR)
The SFTR data is collected to provide information on agencies’ use of Government aircraft by senior executives. The authority to collect this data comes from the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Circular A-126, “Improving the Management and Use of Government Aircraft” and is implemented through the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR). Additionally, regulations regarding travel on government aircraft are located at 41 CFR 300-3; 301-10.260/266; 301-70.800/808, and 301-70.900/910. The data is reported to GSA semi-annually by April 30th and October 30th respectively.
Business and Relocation Travel Reporting Information Profile (TRIP)
Title 5 U.S.C. 5707 (c) sets the requirements for GSA to report to collect data on agencies' travel spend (domestic and internationally) which is reported to the Office of Management and Budget. This statute is implemented through the Federal Travel Regulation Part 300-70. Agency reporting requirements are established by GSA and reported annually by November 30th.